So, as Mike mentioned both last night on IRC and today in the GenCon 2006 thread, a lot of us already take Wednesday off for travel purposes, or because we need to be there for the booth... and is it really too much more of a hassle to take off Monday and Tuesday too? For some of us, maybe not, especially with enough planning in advance. If you can do that, you can even leave Saturday, and turn GenCon from a four day event (or less if you, like some of us, leave early on Sunday) into an eight or nine day event. Four days in the frenetics of the con, four or five days of a more sedate "pre-convention".
Is anyone else twigged, intrigued, and enthused by this idea? I certainly am!